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Drive against helmetless women comes to a halt
Chandigarh, November 1
Two-wheeler women drivers and pillion riders, including Sikh women, in the city could drive helmetless without being challaned by the traffic police following a recent Supreme Court order.

High-rise buildings’ plan put on hold
Chandigarh, November 1
Plans to have 10-storey high residential blocks have been put on hold for now. The Chandigarh Perspectives, a body which was to study the proposal has more or less decided against allowing any such high rise blocks. However, the Chandigarh Administration will take a final decision.

Woman’s body found in Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh, November 1
Morning walkers at the Sukhna were shocked today early morning when they saw a body of a woman floating a few metres away from the watch and measurement tower.





Suicide by Golf Club employee
Chandigarh, November 1
A 35-year-old man, father of three children, allegedly ended his life today evening by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his house in Mani Majra.

Prithpal Kaur appointed Dy Dir (Adult Education)
Chandigarh, November 1
The UT Education Department has appointed the Assistant Director (Vocational Education), Ms Prithpal Kaur, Deputy Director (Adult Education).

No separate TV, paid channels for Burail inmates, rules HC
Chandigarh, November 1
In a significant development, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today set aside the order of the Chandigarh District and Sessions Judge, whereby he had allowed providing of separate television sets to some inmates of Burial Jail in their barracks and cells.

A file photo
A file photo

New vaccine launched for rabies

Chandigarh, November 1
Punjab has a high incidence of rabies as 100 odd new cases of dog /cat bites are reported in the anti-rabies clinic of Government Medical College, Amritsar, every day, said Dr Ashok Goel, Secretary-General of the Association for Prevention and Control of rabies in India ( APCRI) while addressing mediapersons at the launch of the rabies vaccine `Rabivax' here today.

Dr Subodh Bhardwaj 

Dr Subodh Bhardwaj

Chandigarh Calling
ITY residents are in the grip of shopping fever which comes with the festive season. Exchanging gifts on every occasion or festival has become a expression of one’s status than the courtesy. Now when Diwali is around the corner, people have already made their lists and have started buying the things.

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“C” governance


Riot victims’ unending trauma, courtesy politicians
Mohali, November 1
Still nursing the bruises of 1984 anti-Sikh riots and bereft of any hope of getting justice, many riot victims living in the city feel that they have been used as mere pawns by the callous politicians.

Rs 15 cr lost to industrial fires in Mohali
Mohali, November 1
Mohali industries have lost a whopping Rs 15 crore to industrial fires in the past two years. While a majority of the fires were termed as accidents, in some cases life and goods were lost due to oversights and carelessness.

Fauji Beat
New role for former Army chiefs

THE first ever conclave of the former Army Chiefs was held for three days at New Delhi recently. It was attended by eight former Army Chiefs, including Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw, who is the senior-most and is over 90 years of age. The Chief of the Army Staff, General N.C. Vij, also participated.

Marriages of two poor girls solemnised
Panchkula, November 1
Volunteers of the Nishkam Seva Parishad of India married off two poor girls and honoured 37 bright but poor students at a ceremony at Pracheen Shiv Mandir, Sector 9, on Monday.

Villagers to submit memo against PUDA
Mohali, November 1
Villagers agitating against land acquisition policy of the Punjab Urban-Planning and Development Authority (PUDA) today decided to submit a memorandum to the Chief Town Planner (CTP) regarding their grievances.

Farewell party to Justice Verma tomorrow
Chandigarh, November 1
A formal farewell party will be given to Justice Om Prakash Verma (retd) on Wednesday. He resigned as Governor of Punjab and UT Administrator, last week. After the farewell Governor of Haryana, Dr Akhlaq-ur-Rahman Kidwai, will take over as Punjab Governor following a swearing-in ceremony.

A.S. PrasharThe Tribune News Coordinator retires
Chandigarh, November 1
Mr A.S. Prashar, News Coordinator of The Tribune retired from service on Sunday after putting in 27 years with the newspaper. Mr Prashar had started his career with the Press Trust of India in the mid 1960s and then joined The Tribune.


Two arrested for stealing scooters
Chandigarh, November 1
The police here has arrested two persons and recovered two stolen scooters from their possession.

Milkfed manager’s house burgled
Mohali, November 1
Cash, gold and valuables worth Rs 2 lakh were stolen from the residence of Mr S.S. Walia, Marketing Manager, Milkfed here this evening. Occupants of the house in Phase IX were away when the theft took place.

Man booked for assaulting wife
Zirakpur, November 1
The police has booked Mukesh Kumar, a resident of Housing Board Colony in Dhanas village of Union Territory Chandigarh, for attacking and injuring his wife. The suspect has been booked on the complaint of his wife Mrs Kamlesh Kumari.

Cash, jewellery worth Rs 4.40 lakh stolen
Panchkula, November 1
Cash and gold jewellery worth Rs 4.40 lakh was stolen from a house in Sector 4 here last night. Owners of the family were out of station for the past five days.

Fresh complaints against Mohali jeweller
Mohali, November 1
A host of fresh complaints poured in the SP Mohali’s office today against Prince Singh, owner of Sahdeva Jewellers, Phase II, for defrauding them of their money collected as part of a kitty. An FIR against him was registered yesterday.


Over 1.65 lakh file IT returns

Chandigarh, November 1
Even as people thronged Income Tax Department counters to file the returns on the last day here today, at least 1.65 lakh persons filed Income Tax returns in the city.

Income tax payers submit forms at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday. — A Tribune photograph

Income tax payers submit forms at Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday.


Schoolchildren excel in Cyber Olympiad

Panchkula, November 1

Students of Manav Mangal School, Sector 11, here have done well in the fourth National Cyber Olympiad, organised by the Science Olympiad Foundation, recently.

Students of Manav Mangal School, Panchkula, who won National Cyber Olympiad, display their medals and certificates.

Students of Manav Mangal School, Panchkula, who won National Cyber Olympiad, display their medals and certificates.

Annual function of Gurukul held
Panchkula, November 1
The Gurukul held its Annual Function today. noted child actor, Tanvi Uday Hedge alias ‘Frootie’ of the ‘Son Pari’ fame, was the chief guest on the occasion.


Court orders auction of HUDA property
Panchkula, November 1
A court here has ordered for the auction of HUDA property in Sector 8 on December 3. Instructions were issued by Additional District and sessions Judge, J.R. Chouhan, on a petition filed by land owner, Gurdev Singh, whose land was acquired by HUDA, while the sector was being planned.


Dirty dance numbers scarring sensitivity
Dance is the rhythm of life. Imbued by festivities many times we break into a spontaneous dance. But besides the expression of emotions, dance in India is much more. It is the vital vehicle for vibrant energies which can manifest in many forms.

Synchronising ‘Fire N Ice’
City-based music band ‘Fire N Ice’ performed at CII fair in Sector 17, Monday. Bass guitarist Harry, lead guitarist Ondry, drummer Bobby and Paulus on keyboard set the mood for the evening with their synchronous energy. Childhood friends, they decided to make a living out of their childhood passion. They sang English pop, including Enrique’s album “Addicted” and “Hero” and Shaggy’s “Angel” and “Sexy lady”.
City-based music band Fire N Ice performs in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday
City-based music band Fire N Ice performs in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Monday.
— Photo by Malkiat Singh

Take precautions, enjoy Divali
Eight-year-old Armaan Singh was trying to light a rocket on last Divali. The rocket did not burst for a few minutes, which made Armaan examine its fault by leaning over. The cracker then bursted in his face and damaged his eyes completely.

Fresh theme, poor execution
A play “Ek Raah Manzil ki aor”, was staged at Tagore Theatre on Monday. The play gave the message that modelling is a creative profession and it is not mere glamour or skin show. It tried to dispel the notion that modelling is all about wearing skimpy clothes and therefore not a good profession.

At 12 ‘Frootie’ is a seasoned actress
A 12-year-old, Tanvi Hegde, famous as Frootie, the character she plays in popular children’s serial “Son Pari”, is a seasoned actress, adept at handling all the adulation and her celebrity status.

Tanvi Hegda aka Frootie cheers students of The Gurukul, Sector 20 in Panchkula during annual function of the school on Monday. — Photo by Pankaj Sharma
Tanvi Hegda aka Frootie cheers students of The Gurukul, Sector 20 in Panchkula during annual function of the school on Monday.

Dhrupad exponent Dagar casts a spell
Dhrupad gayaki’s exponent Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar gave a classical performance at the Central Library auditorium in Patiala on Friday.

Teaching drama to tiny tots
It is a different experience for Jane Bozinovski, a 23-year-old student of English literature at Macedonia University, who is on a four-month assignment to teach English and drama at Dikshant International School, Zirakpur.

Banks, boards observe awareness week
Various banks, boards and corporations are observing vigilance awareness week from November 1. The Central Bank of India will hold customer education programmes through which complaint handling policy of the bank, various avenues for redress of complaints and initiatives taken for the improvement in systems/procedures will be explained.

Dance contest from November 6
The India International Centre for Arts ( IICA) in collaboration with the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akedemi, Chandigarh will organise all India Gyan Vadan and Nritya Pratiyogita from November 6.


Need to improve mental health services
Chandigarh, November 1
For 37 years he has lived with the grim reality of dying with no one to look after his mentally-challenged son. And his fears are not unfounded.

Five-day workshop on molecular modelling
Mohali, November 1
A five-day workshop on molecular modelling and pharmainformatics started at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research here today.


PU cagers wham DU
Chandigarh, November 1
Panjab University, Chandigarh and Punjabi University, Patiala, continued their winning streak for the second consecutive day in the semifinal league matches of the North Zone Inter University Basketball (men) Tournament being played here at the PU grounds, Chandigarh.

Guru Nanak School win by 10 wkts
Chandigarh, November 1
An unbroken 135-run opening partnership between Simran Bawa (58 not out) and Navdeep (54 not out) helped Guru Nanak Public School trounce St Joseph’s School ‘A’ by 10 wickets in the Molly Carver Memorial Sports Carnival which was inaugurated by Dronacharya awardee D.P. Azad at St Stephen’s School here today.

GCG trounce Bhavan Vidyalaya


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